Man and His Symbols
“Illustrated throughout with revealing images, this is the first and only work in which the world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism as revealed in dreams.”
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Read here for a beautiful & comprehensive Web site on Carl Jung, his ideas & works: Carl Jung: Myths, Dreams & Symbols.
Author: Carl G. Jung
Paperback: 432 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 6.90 x 4.42
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company; Reissue edition (June 1, 1997)
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
“As charming performers who skillfully reflect their parents expectations, far too many children grow into adults driven to greater and greater achievements by an underlying sense of worthlessness. Never allowed to express their true feelings, and having lost touch with their true selves, they act out their repressed feelings with episodes of depression and compulsive behavior. They in turn inflict the same legacy of repression on their own children.”
Author: Alice Miller
Paperback: 136 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 8.10 x 5.32
Publisher: Basic Books; Rev&Updtd edition (December 1, 1996)
The New Primal Scream
“Primal therapy involves helping the patient to discover the traumas that are the root causes of this repression, then to access and FEEL these traumas at the deepest level. In this, Janov intends that the patient actually RE-LIVE the trauma involved – unimaginable pains, from a difficult birth process to cold, unloving parents, to unspeakably damaging experiences such as sexual abuse and incest – and react to them and thus release them from the repression system, freeing vital parts of the mind to address the needs of the patient as they exist in the present.”
Read here one readers review: Reader’s review of Primal Scream.
Author: Arthur Janov
Paperback: Dimensions (in inches): 7.00 x 1.25 x 5.00
Publisher: Trafalgar Square; (May 2000)
The Unidscovered Self
“The Undiscovered Self” (1957) “integrates many of Jung’s lifelong social and psychological concerns and addresses the uneasy relation between the individual and mass society. The survival of civilization, he maintains, depends on individual awareness of both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the human psyche. The exploration of the unconscious, in particular, leads to self-knowledge and with it recognition of the duality of human nature, its potential for evil as well as for good.”
Author: Carl G. Jung
Paperback: 128 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 6.88 x 4.18
Publisher: Signet Book; Reissue edition (May 1, 1997)
The Awakening of Intelligence
“This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti’s teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher’s thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.”
Read here reviews and comments on this book: Krisnamurti Reviews.
Author: Jiddu Krisnamurti
Paperback: 544 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.29 x 8.01 x 5.34
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco; 1st Harper & Row pbk. ed edition (May 1, 1987)
Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis.
“Spiritual experience can feel like bliss, but it can also feel like hell. It can cause hallucinations, seizures, pain, panic attacks, mania, severe depression — all the symptoms of physical and mental illness.
When people suffer this way, they may feel like they’re going crazy, and their doctors may agree. But the authors of this book think that in many cases, such a diagnosis is mistaken. They urge the adoption of a new category of clinical diagnosis, “spiritual emergency.”
This book contains fourteen papers outlining different types of spiritual emergence, many of them excellent, written by experts in the field.”
More Info on Spiritual Emergence: I.S.E.R.
Author (Editors): by Stanislav Grof & Christina Grof
Paperback: 250 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher; 1st ed edition (September, 1989)
Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformational Crisis.
“This work presents a persuasive case for the existence of “spiritual emergencies”–extreme mental states experienced by some individuals in the process of personal metamorphosis. The Grofs (editors of Spiritual Emergency, Tarcher, 1989) denounce Western psychiatric practices that label persons in such states as mentally ill. They instead distinguish between psychiatric disorders and spiritual emergency, offering alternative modes of therapy for the latter.”
Read review here by John A. Speyrer: Stormy Search for the Self
Author: by Stanislav Grof & Christina Grof
Paperback: 136 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8
Publisher: Tarcher; Reprint edition (June 1, 1992)
Myths to Live By
“Joseph Campbell shares his ideas and speculations on our universal myths, in a fascinating, very personal work which explores the enduring power of the myths that influence our lives and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present.”
Author: Joseph Campbell
Paperback: 288 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 8.45 x 5.51
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 1993)
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
“Originally written by Campbell in the ’40s– in his pre-Bill Moyers days — and famous as George Lucas’ inspiration for “Star Wars,” this book will likewise inspire any writer or reader in its well considered assertion that while all stories have already been told, this is *not* a bad thing, since the *retelling* is still necessary. And while our own life’s journey must always be ended alone, the travel is undertaken in the company not only of immediate loved ones and primal passion, but of the heroes and heroines — and myth-cycles — that have preceded us.”
Read here book description and reviews: Description & Reviews.
Read here for a beautiful & comprehensive Web site on Joseph Campbell, his ideas & works: Joseph Campbell.
Author: Joseph Campbell
Paperback: 464 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 9.00 x 6.06
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 1972)
The Power of Myth
“Among his many gifts, Joseph Campbell’s most impressive was the unique ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, and help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power of The Power of Myth, showing how humans are apt to create and live out the themes of mythology.”
Author: Joseph Campbell
Paperback: 293 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 8.02 x 5.20
Publisher: Anchor; Reissue edition (July 1, 1991)
“Published in 1922, Siddhartha is the most famous and influential novel by Nobel prize-winning (1946) German author Hermann Hesse. Though set in India, the concerns of Siddhartha are universal, expressing Hesse’s general interest in the conflict between mind, body, and spirit. Siddhartha is now read primarily as a beautifully crafted examination of the quest for self-understanding.”
Read a summary and analysis here: Siddhartha Summary & Analysis.
Author: Hermann Hesse
Paperback: 160 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 6.75 x 0.50 x 4.25
Publisher: Bantam Classics; Reissue edition (December 1, 1981)
“Every few decades a book is published that changes the life of its readers forever. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is such a book which has already achieved the status of a modern classic.”
Read a description & review here: The Alchemist Reviewed.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 176 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 8.16 x 5.30
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco; Reprint edition (May 10, 1995)
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